Alabama


Bassmaster

B.A.S.S. Announces Revised Tournament Schedule

May 18, 2020

B.A.S.S. unveiled revised event dates for the remaining events on their 2020 tournament schedule. more >>


NAIA

NAIA Shows Post-COVID-19 Bounceback, Extending Championship Host Agreements

May 14, 2020

The NAIA announced it will extend championship agreements for seven of its championship host sites affected this past year by COVID-19. more >>


Bassmaster

B.A.S.S. Announces Revised Schedule for Remainder of 2020

May 7, 2020

After the COVID-19 crisis forced the postponement of spring competition, B.A.S.S. officials have announced a new schedule. more >>


PoliceFire

Birmingham Awarded 2025 World Police and Fire Games

May 6, 2020

The World Police and Fire Games Federation has awarded the 2025 World Police and Fire Games to Birmingham, Alabama, officials announced today. more >>


Mobile

Opponents Announced for 3rd Annual Gulf Coast Challenge Powered by the Mobile Sports Authority

April 29, 2020

Football fans should get ready for a challenge that will undoubtedly be one for the books. more >>



Mobile

Coca Cola Bottling Company United and Mobile Sports & Entertainment Group Form New Partnership at Hank Aaron Stadium

April 20, 2020

Mobile Sports & Entertainment Group (MSEG) announced they have partnered with Coca Cola Bottling Company United. more >>


Jacks

Jack's Family Restaurants Announces Partnership with Bassmaster

February 3, 2020

Jack’s Family Restaurants has signed on as a Local Partner of the 2020 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk. more >>


Huk

Huk Performance Fishing Signs on as Sponsor of the Bassmaster Classic

January 6, 2020

Huk Performance Fishing is the apparel and gear brand of the 2020 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic. more >>


Mobile

Mobile Announces Record Year

December 23, 2019

The Mobile Sports Authority attracted, supported, and/or hosted a record 40 sports events for the recently completed fiscal year. more >>


GSOBSC

In Gulf Shores, Beach Sports Tourism Impact Up 10%

October 7, 2019

Coming off hot spring and summer sports seasons, fall is heating up with a variety of events along Alabama’s beaches. more >>



Havoc

Huntsville, Alabama: We've Got the Space

February 2, 2018

Huntsville is known as the Rocket City, being the home to Space Camp (the movie, too) at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (also Alabama’s #1 top paid... more >>


LER1

Coast In For the Win

November 20, 2017

With top-notch sports facilities, roomy accommodations and a central location, the Alabama Gulf Coast is a sports destination like none other. more >>


Articles

blank Article | November 14, 2018
Spiking in Popularity

By: Tracey Schelmetic

The sport that is played on three surfaces, by two genders and by all ages and abilities, even at the Paralympic level, is set for growth, and has...   More>>


HurrMike Article | October 17, 2018
As Hurricane Michael Moves Out, Community Organizations Rush to Help Florida’s Victims

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Multiple sports destinations in Florida and adjacent areas were affected by Hurricane Michael – and likely have had to cancel or reschedule events....   More>>


blank Article | July 18, 2018
Come On Down

By: Michael Popke

Certain regions of the country are known for many things, but when you think of the Southeast, one phrase immediately comes to mind.   More>>


blank Article | May 31, 2018
On the Right Track

By: Michael Popke

Track and field, historically one of the oldest sports in the world, remains popular at all levels – high school, college and even at the Olympics,...   More>>


blank Article | May 30, 2018
The Big Catch

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Americans have an ongoing love affair with sport fishing. According to multiple surveys, participation is up and continuing to grow. Whether...   More>>


blank Article | May 24, 2018
Triathlon: A Snapshot of the Sport

By: Jessica Welk, Caryn Maconi, Tim Yount

After experiencing an extended period of growth from 1995-2013, USA Triathlon’s participation numbers have decreased slightly in recent years....   More>>


blank Article | May 24, 2018
The Most Active Generation

By: Susan Hlavacek

We at the National Senior Games Association celebrated our 30th anniversary with the presentation of the June 2017 National Senior Games Presented by...   More>>


blank Article | March 28, 2018
Who's Who: A Go-To Guide for Finding the Right Partner for Your Sports Event

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The success of any sports event will be attributable to a combination of factors, but one of the most important – right up there having a great...   More>>


NCAA Article | March 21, 2018
How Controversial LGBT Laws Could Complicate Team Travel this March

By: Michael Popke

Can controversial legislation regarding LGBT rights complicate travel plans during tournament season? Teams and officials are hoping it won’t –...   More>>


blank Article | November 20, 2017
2017 CHAMPIONS OF ECONOMIC IMPACT IN SPORTS TOURISM

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Sports Destination Management is proud to announce the 2017 “Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism.” The nominees this year were...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | March 5, 2020
Sand Mountain Park and Amphitheater Ready to Provide ‘The Whole Experience’   

By: Michael Popke

City officials in Albertville, Alabama, knew a change was needed. That’s why, back in 2012, they began strategizing about ways to replace the... More>>


blank Case study | April 24, 2019
Sports Options, Venue Flexibility and Southern Hospitality Abound   

By: Michael Popke

In less than two years, this city of about 100,000 residents went from having few indoor or outdoor sports facilities for local youth sports teams to... More>>


The Central Alabama Sports Commission is open for business. Case study | February 28, 2011
Open for Business: The Central Alabama Sports Commission   

By: Juli Anne Patty

It's not polite to brag. If you haven't heard about Central Alabama, that's why. They all grew up with their grandmothers' and mothers' rules: be... More>>



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